To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 221 DAYS TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS
Barack’s Bad Week
Yesterday I received a message from a supporter who said she found reading this daily report depressing and discouraging. I understand her frustration. The past three years have been a nightmare for everyone who cherishes faith, family and freedom — and I’m here in the belly of the beast!
So I want to offer a bit of encouragement to our supporters by pointing out that, by any reasonable standard, Barack Obama had a pretty bad week. For example:
- The United States Supreme Court took up his signature initiative — ObamaCare. And from the oral arguments it seems likely that four, if not a majority, of the justices are inclined to strike down ObamaCare as unconstitutional.
- Obama was caught on an open mic appearing to tell one of America’s adversaries: We can do a deal next year after my election. I remember when Ronald Reagan was caught on an open microphone joking about bombing the Soviet Union. Here Obama got caught perhaps offering to compromise our security. Check out this ad. While it is somewhat humorous, America’s national security is no laughing matter.
- Obama’s budget was humiliated in the House of Representatives on a 0-to-414 vote. Not one Democrat was willing to support his call for higher taxes and more spending. The same thing happened last year in the Senate, where Obama’s budget went down 0-to-97.
If we had an unbiased, objective media, more Americans would be aware of these facts and would likely be questioning whether he deserves a second term. But rather than getting frustrated and discouraged, fight back!
Sure folks can stop reading these daily reports if they find them discouraging. But blaming the messenger does nothing to stop Obama and his radical allies from “fundamentally transforming” the country we love.
I don’t write this report just to blow off steam. At the end of the day, I am trying to rally men and women of faith to get involved, to take action in defense of our values!
Let me remind folks what we are all about: Campaign for Working Families is a political action committee that exists to elect pro-family, pro-life, pro-free enterprise conservatives to public office. This daily report — consider it voter education — is just one aspect of our work.
Keep sharing these reports with friends and family members. Pick one relative who voted for Obama in 2008 but who may be on the fence now. (Don’t waste your time on die-hard liberals.) If every conservative converted just one voter, we would win in a landslide. Then I would have more encouraging news to report!
Obama: The Abortion President
It’s not hyperbole to say that Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president in America’s history. And Obama’s two-minute White House video address promising to continue supporting Planned Parenthood with your hard-earned tax dollars as long as he remains president is just more proof of his pro-abortion extremism.
Remember: Obama’s commitment to the abortion industry is so strong that he threatened to shut down the government and to stop sending Social Security checks to our senior citizens and veterans’ benefit checks to our heroes in order to guarantee Planned Parenthood’s place at the federal trough.
Another Reason To Oppose ObamaCare
The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday that the IRS is asking for $300 million and 4,000 more agents to enforce ObamaCare. I guess that is what Democrats meant when they said ObamaCare would create thousands of new jobs!
Undermining Israel Again
Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a lot of flak for his lack of faith in Barack Obama when he declared that Israel would not inform the U.S. if it planned to attack Iran. U.S. officials felt Netanyahu was snubbing Obama. But many Israelis fear they can no longer count on America’s support, even if Obama claims to have Israel’s “back.” The fears of many Israelis and millions of pro-Israel Americans may well be justified.
Foreign Policy magazine has just run a lengthy story quoting “senior U.S. diplomats and military intelligence officials” discussing a “secret Israeli staging ground” for strikes against Iran. According to the report, Israel is planning to use former Soviet airbases in Azerbaijan for strikes against Iran’s nuclear program. One U.S. official told the magazine, “We’re now watching what Israel is doing in Azerbaijan. And we’re not happy about it.”
Why on earth are these senior officials — likely political appointees — talking at all? Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton thinks he knows why:
“I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack. Clearly this is an administration-orchestrated leak. It’s just unprecedented to reveal this kind of information about one of your own allies.”
Okay, class, time for a pop quiz: What is the capital of Israel? If you said “Jerusalem,” go to the head of the class. But don’t send a resume to the State Department any time soon.
If you need more evidence of why Israelis are having a hard time trusting this administration, consider this: A spokeswoman for the State Department was asked nine times by a reporter this week what the capital of Israel was, and she refused to answer the question each time.